One In A Thousand
My text will come from Ecclesiastes 7:28. … one man among a thousand have I found… Solomon has just given his observations from his experience as a king and husband. He, according to the Bible was the wisest man that has ever lived outside of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Notice his credentials in 1st Kings 4:29-30. And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. 4:30 And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt. 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about. 4:32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five. 4:33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes. 4:34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
It’s something that a man of Solomon’s wisdom would say he could only find one good man out of a thousand. It’s hard to believe there are so few good men out there today and yet that is probably true even more so today. I feel sorry for the ladies out there today that just can’t find a decent guy that is responsible and true. It is sad but true.
The good news is that there is one man in scripture that is said to be fairer than ten thousand. Guess who recorded that? You got it. It was Solomon. My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. Song of Solomon 5:10. Here he talks about a man and a wife and Solomon says this man is one in ten thousand. You don’t have to study long on this passage to find out this passage is talking about a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ and his bride.
Thank God our savior is the best in any ten thousand that you know; otherwise he could not be our savior.
Here is some of his credentials. He was… Dedicated Committed Loyal Truthful Considerate Compassionate Honest True Trustworthy Thoughtful Loving Kind Affectionate Forgiving Sincere Caring Tender Gentle Understanding Generous Protective A Good provider Good listener Willing to die for his bride and friends…and his enemies.
Now do you see why Solomon said that he was the chiefest among ten thousand?
Thank God for the one in ten thousand!